Religion in politics : Power and Empowerment

Date:13 January 2014

Organisers: Centre for Comparative and Public Law, the Faith and Global Engagement initiative, and Bridging Gaps

This interfaith dialogue will explore the relationship between spiritual ethos and power in a number of world religions – Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, and Judaism. In particular, the forum will address how religious engagement with political, legal and economic issues can have beneficial and detrimental consequences in contemporary society.

Dr Jamal Badawi (St. Mary’s University)
Prof Michael Helfand (Pepperdine University School of Law)
Prof Graham Ward (University of Oxford)

Imam Muhammad Arshad (Kowloon Mosque and Islamic Center)
Rabbi Asher C. Oser (Ohel Leah Synagogue)

Dr Benny Tai (CCPL, The University of Hong Kong)